Funding the Gap

When:  Jul 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (NZST)
Associated with  New Zealand
There is much discussion about the funding gaps or the future infrastructural deficits. This seminar will provide focus on what are “funding gaps”, and discuss have the infrastructural strategies that were first required to be developed as part of the 2015/25 Long term Plan, helped define if there is a funding gap.

It will also discuss the linkage between the infrastructural and financial strategies, and is comparing forecast depreciation and renewals valid comparison. What are the pitfalls in using this comparison? How can it be used? The Funding the Gap seminar will examine two fundamental aspects where infrastructure asset management and financial management intersect; What are the gaps (if any) between assessed infrastructure investment and identified infrastructure spending?

Under this aspect the seminar will look at;
  • Have the gaps been adequately identified and categorised?
  • Where are the gaps?
  • Have we properly identified and categorised asset expenditure (both in the past and forecast)? How can we address or bridge the gap(s)? Under this aspect the seminar will look at;
  • Legislative provisions in the LGA 2002 on financial management and infrastructure strategies
  • Good and bad practice for infrastructure strategies
  • Key principles of financial management for infrastructure assets, including renewals and depreciation
  • Twelve funding strategy principles
  • Tactical approaches to funding the gaps
  • Communicating the gap to funding decision makers As part of the seminar we will look at four types of Council profiles and in case study groups assess what gaps might be relevant for each type and ways to address the gap

Who Should Attend
  • Asset Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Policy advisors who have a responsibility for infrastructural and financial strategies


  • Non-member $595 + GST
  • Member $535.50 + GST
In the unlikely event of date postponement, IPWEA NZ recommend booking flexible travel.


Thorndon Hotel
24 Hawkestone Street
Wellington, NZ 6011


Jodie O’Doherty
04 472 2389